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twig blight

noun Plant Pathology.
  1. blight affecting the twigs of a plant.
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Origin of twig blight

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Historical Examples of twig blight

  • Twig-blight is the most common manifestation of the disease.

    The Pears of New York

    U. P. Hedrick

  • No other disease of the pear brings on such palpable destruction to the tree as twig-blight.